241301

Chinese 3A

Provides students with pre-advanced level proficiency in Putonghua (Mandarin), building on skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Pre-advanced level structures, vocabulary and characters extend and refine linguistic capabilities through oral and written exercises, and students will acquire comprehension and communication skills to deal confidently and accurately with various situations.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

241301

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

300-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Chinese

Course planning information

Course notes

Please note this course is not suitable for Chinese native speakers. Please consult with the Programme Coordinator to determine your level or proficiency.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
241202 or appraisal required

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

Restrictions

Choose just one

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Demonstrate skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and the ability to utilise grammar and vocabulary to pre-advanced level proficiency.
  • 2 Demonstrate acquisition of a further 151 core vocabulary items as well as 15 functional, notional and structural expressions.
  • 3 Demonstrate the ability to discuss a variety of everyday topics in both written and oral formats to a pre-advanced level.
  • 4 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of common Chinese idioms and their historical origins.
  • 5 Demonstrate the ability at the pre-advanced level to discuss topics related to Chinese culture in relation to their own and other relevant cultures.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Test 1 2 20%
Test 1 2 3 4 20%
Test 1 2 3 4 5%
Test 1 2 3 4 5%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 10%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 10%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 5 30%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.